The problem with laptops is that they aren't meant for gaming. Typically, the graphics solution is underpowered (as with the mobility graphics solutions) and many manufacturers include lower-end CPU's, such as the Turion or Centrino. For best results, I strongly suggest purchasing a desktop PC. If you insist in buying a laptop, you may want to increase what you are willing to spend. If you're wanting to play The Sims 3, you will want a powerful PC, one with a 2.4GHz. processor, more than 3GB or so of RAM, and a reasonably powerful graphics card. If you insist on buying a laptop, you can get one from Dell. If you do, get the specifications above with the best graphics card they offer for the laptop. Their XPS line of laptops, after looking at what they offer, should meet your needs but you will go over your budget. The least expensive one on this page
will do. They don't offer 64-bit Windows on that model so your memory will be slightly reduced.Sims 3 Minimum Hardware Requirements
Edited by DJBPace07, 19 April 2009 - 04:47 PM.